The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 592 604 633
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 35 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.060% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.064% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 12
Median daily rate £550 £475 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £433 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £603 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £520
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 29 £550 +15.78% 2
London +8 20 £550 -16.98% 1
West Midlands -12 6 - -
Birmingham - 6 - -
North West +5 2 £481 +6.94%
Manchester +4 2 £481 -1.28%
Belfast - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £625 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Hampshire +17 1 £513 +7.89%
South East +11 1 £513 +7.89%
Southampton - 1 £513 -

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Microsoft Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (36.00%) CRM
4 16 (32.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (30.00%) Office 365
6 11 (22.00%) Finance
7 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 10 (20.00%) .NET
8 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (18.00%) TOGAF
9 8 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (14.00%) PaaS
10 7 (14.00%) Banking
10 7 (14.00%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (14.00%) IaaS
11 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
11 6 (12.00%) SOA
11 6 (12.00%) Application Rationalisation
12 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (10.00%) OO
12 5 (10.00%) Java
12 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (10.00%) Open Source
12 5 (10.00%) SaaS
12 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (8.00%) SCCM

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (30.00%) Office 365
3 7 (14.00%) IaaS
3 7 (14.00%) PaaS
4 5 (10.00%) SaaS
5 4 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (2.00%) G Suite
7 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (2.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Skype
2 2 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (4.00%) VLAN
2 2 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Banking
3 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.00%) Marketing
5 2 (4.00%) Advertising
5 2 (4.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) EDI
3 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
1 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) CRM
2 9 (18.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (14.00%) Zachman Framework
4 6 (12.00%) Application Rationalisation
4 6 (12.00%) SOA
5 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (10.00%) OO
5 5 (10.00%) Open Source
5 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (8.00%) DevOps
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.00%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (6.00%) Workflow
8 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.00%) ERP
8 2 (4.00%) MVC
8 2 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) Java
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Kibana
3 1 (2.00%) Nagios
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) ForgeRock
3 2 (4.00%) Nimsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Akamai
4 1 (2.00%) CA
4 1 (2.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Pega
4 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds